It’s been a long road to get to this point.
I first tried my hand at web design back in 1995, before the advent of HTML editors like "Hotdog," and "Dreamweaver." In those days you needed to hand code everything in a text editor.
However it's really only the past 5 years or so that the web has started to realise its full potential.
Today it's possible for a small to medium business to get a powerful database-driven dynamic website up and running with eCommerce and just about every other bell and whistle for a modest capital outlay.
Not too long ago this was pie in the sky stuff and using a commercial CMS would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Add to this the explosion in popularity of blogging and you have a very exciting mix, perhaps a watershed moment in human history!
With open source Content Management Systems like Joomla! and Wordpress the possibilities are limitless - Want to start your own online magazine, you can - Want to sell boutique wine online, you can - Want to build a vibrant online community, you can.
I'm going to use this blog as a vehicle to focus on Joomla! Extensions, Wordpress Plugins, security issues and down the track, on some of the success stories of our clients.
It's an exciting time and I look forward to meeting the challenges that face any new business and perhaps sharing any insights I have here.